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The Wair Blitch Project

Posted: Fri, 1st Dec 2006, 11:23am

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doone128

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A spoof of The Blair Witch Project.

The basic story goes like this:
*Man walks through woods
*Man gets turned into the Wair Blitch
*Man goes on rampage

That's pretty much it! This film is what I have been working on since purchasing VisionLab and I have been working real hard to try and get it looking good!
True, there's no real story line and no dialogue, but boy is there some action!!!! =)

This took 2 hours to film and nearly 8 weeks to edit!

I recommend downloading the WMV as it's far smaller and better quality. The same size MOV was terrible quality so I had to compress it less to make it viewable.

Please let me know what you think!


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Posted: Fri, 1st Dec 2006, 5:16pm

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Ok. I laughed. biggrin Some of the effects were quite well done, though in a few places they could use some work. (Stayed a bit too long on a couple of the car target shots when no persistent damage remained after the effect.) And what's a wair blitch doing with a light saber? twisted

Camera work in the woods was a bit shakey at times, but overall still pretty good work there. Editing was fairly tight throughout. I particularly liked the cutaway when the blitch is running across the field toward and then away from the camera leaving the fire trail.

Nice job. A three.
Posted: Fri, 1st Dec 2006, 7:19pm

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It's not a light saber, it's a flaming sword of death! Every wair blitch has one! biggrin

Seriously though, thanks for the comments. We didn't have any plans when we started filming, we just made it up as we went along, hence the long editing time and the dodgy shots where I've tried to piece it all together.

Thanks for taking the time to review it, I really appreciate it.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Dec 2006, 2:50am

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direkta

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Hey, that was fun..good job. Inspires me to get off my duff and redo some effects in my movies
Posted: Sat, 2nd Dec 2006, 6:18pm

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Janco

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Funny effects, and the scene in the car was quite good smile
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 2:40am

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HA! I love it when the thing explodes through the guys chest!

Anyways, i laughed through the entire movie. Good job! Good job with the effects too!

Clinto
Posted: Sun, 3rd Dec 2006, 8:20am

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doone128

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Thanks guys! Your comments are appeciated. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 4:05am

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Arkangel D

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It was prettu cool. I specially like the running fx with the fire trail behind. Awesome job
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 10:46am

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Hehehe... I see someone had fun with the programs. wink

As random as it was, it kind of reminded me of the old jealously garded flesh productions with the good old AlamDV2. Just using every random opportunity for an fx.


While not going down in history as the best fxhome movie ever, this certainly was randomly good fun. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 12:58pm

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Hi,

I was impressed with some of it, well done,

can I ask how you did the tracking, eg: the fire following the guy when running, and other effects where the camera was moving and the effect stayed at the right place.
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 1:25pm

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b4uask30male wrote:

Hi,

I was impressed with some of it, well done,

can I ask how you did the tracking, eg: the fire following the guy when running, and other effects where the camera was moving and the effect stayed at the right place.
The fire following the Wair Blitch was done with particles, with the emitter moving to follow his feet. The bit where he's running away from the camera was done using 3 different particle effects so that I could make the fire move and follow him more accurately.
As for the camera moving and the effects staying in the right place, this was all done manually. I just went through frame by frame moving the effect so that it looked right. That's why it took me 8 weeks to edit it! eek
I'm glad you enjoyed it. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 2:22pm

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b4uask30male

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Wow you done that by hand,....

I've got loads of work for you then wink
Posted: Mon, 4th Dec 2006, 9:58pm

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Very cool. I love the wanton destruction in this. My favourite bit is where you're driving along growling randomly at the cars. It's great to see people having fun with the programs. I'm looking forward to seeing what effects you come up with next.
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 10:13am

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biohazardxbw

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i will tell u what i think when i watch it
Posted: Tue, 5th Dec 2006, 8:47pm

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doone128

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Thanks guys. biggrin
For my next project, I was thinking about doing a re-imaging of Monkey Island. Lots of green screening and Le Chuck's flaming beard!
I'm determined to have at least 1 line of dialogue in the next project though, so it may be a while before anything surfaces as I'm not a script writer by any stretch of the imagination!
Still, thanks to everybody who has commented/voted on The Wair Blitch Project. After all the work I put into the editing, it's good to hear that it made people smile.
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Posted: Fri, 8th Dec 2006, 9:17am

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Sting939

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Nice job. I'm beyond dead at college right now and this made me laugh. Thanks!

BTW, how did you do the growling voice? Did you edit it (with what program) or did you just import growling noises (where did you find them).

Keep up the good work!
Posted: Fri, 8th Dec 2006, 11:27am

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doone128

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Thanks!
I got the growling from http://freesound.iua.upf.edu/. I then used Sony Vegas to lower the pitch of it until it sounded just evil enough! smile
Posted: Wed, 13th Dec 2006, 12:21pm

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Steve Sharkey

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Very amusing and (in my opinion) a hundred times better than that bilge they called the Blair Witch Project - still can't believe they got away with such cr*p.

Steve Sharkey
Posted: Thu, 14th Dec 2006, 9:39pm

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i think the best part is when the Wair Blitch is in his car and he's shooting the other cars. the explosions look so real! smile
Posted: Fri, 15th Dec 2006, 9:23pm

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doone128

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Thanks guys!
The last explosion in the car scene looks like it makes the camera jump because of the actual explosion. This was not intended, it's just that there was a great pot-hole in the road and it made me lose control of the camera! smile